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Kennedy Ryan is a web producer at KTLA.

Kennedy has 30 years of experience covering local news in the Los Angeles area.


Recent Articles
  • Police responded Thursday to a triple shooting at Sacramento City College. (Credit: KTXL)

    One Dead, 2 Wounded in Shooting at Sacramento City College: Police

    The campus of Sacramento City College was on lockdown Thursday afternoon after three men were shot near the school’s baseball field, police said. One of the victims, identified only as male, was was transported to a local hospital where he later died, according to the Sacramento Police Department. The conditions of the other two victims were not released. The suspect was described as a male Pacific Islander, wearing cargo shorts and no shirt, the department stated. Update: Three male shooting […]

  • Jonathan Montes, 2, is seen in a photo provided by his family.

    Two-Year-Old Boy on Life-Support After Being Struck by Speeding Hit-and-Run Driver in San Bernardino

    California Highway Patrol officers in San Bernardino were searching Wednesday for the hit-and-run driver who struck a 2-year-old boy and left him for dead in the street in front of his home. The boy, identified by family members as Jonathan Montes, was playing with his older brother in the driveway of their home on Perris Hill Road near Baseline Street around 6 p.m. on Tuesday. The boy’s uncle, Nicholas Ortega, was talking to a friend across the street when his nephew […]

  • A booking photo of Michael Angelo Purcell Sr. was released by the Torrance Police Department.

    Torrance Chess Coach Charged With Multiple Child Sex Charges

    A Torrance man was charged Tuesday with 10 counts of child sexual abuse for allegedly molesting multiple children through his job as a professional youth chess coach, the Torrance Police Department announced Wednesday. Michael Angelo Purcell Sr. owned “Think Chess” in Torrance, which offered private lessons, overnight chess camps and after-school programs for children, a news release from the police department stated. Purcell was formally charged Tuesday with seven counts of lewd acts on a child under 14, three counts […]

  • Daniel Morales is seen in a photo wearing his football jersey from Camarillo High School. (Credit: KEYT)

    High School Football Player Stabbed to Death Outside Taco Bell in Camarillo

    A vigil was held Tuesday night for a 16-year-old high school football player who was fatally stabbed in a confrontation outside a Taco Bell restaurant in Camarillo. Daniel Morales was fatally wounded around 1 p.m. Monday during a fight between two groups of young men in the parking lot of the restaurant located on Flynn Road, according to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office. A friend rushed the injured teenager to the Ventura County Medical Center where he later died. Tyler […]

  • A Los Angeles firefighter was stabbed by a patient at White Memorial Medical Center in Boyle Heights on Sept. 1, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Firefighter Stabbed by Patient in Hospital Emergency Room in Boyle Heights

    A firefighter with the Los Angeles Fire Department was stabbed by a patient at White Memorial Medical Center in Boyle Heights on Tuesday night. The stabbing occurred around 9:30 p.m. in the hospital emergency room, according to Officer Mike Lopez with the Los Angeles Police Department. The patient was in the emergency room on a mental health hold, Lopez said. He allegedly pulled a knife out of his sock, stabbed the firefighter and threatened other hospital staff members before being […]

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    Man Arrested in North Carolina Charged With Performing Sex Acts on Children in Palmdale

    A man arrested in North Carolina last May for alleged lewd acts with children in Palmdale was in an Antelope Valley courtroom Monday to be arraigned. David Wayne Hoyle was charged with 11 felony charges including four counts of oral copulation or sexual penetration with child 10 years or younger, one count of sexual intercourse or sodomy with child 10 years or younger. He was also charged with two counts each of lewd acts upon a child, criminal threats and […]

  • Police released video Monday of a man armed with a handgun robbing a Church`s Chicken restaurant on Sunday morning in South Los Angeles.

    Armed Man Holds Up Chicken Restaurant in Brazen Daylight Robbery: LAPD

    Police released surveillance video Monday of a man armed with a handgun robbing a Church`s Chicken restaurant in South Los Angeles. The robbery took place around 10:20 a.m. Sunday at a restaurant on Jefferson Boulevard and Western Avenue. At one point during the robbery, the gunman became impatient with the clerk and fired a round toward the kitchen, according to Detective Jesus Flores with the Los Angeles Police Department. No one was struck, but at the time of the robbery […]

  • A photo provided by family members shows Alex Gomez holding a rattlesnake.

    ‘Don’t Mess With Snakes,’ Advises Man Bitten by Rattlesnake While Taking Selfie

    A Lake Elsinore man could lose his hand after being bitten by a rattlesnake he was holding and taking pictures with, he and his mother said Thursday. Alex Gomez found the 4-foot-long snake in a field behind his home on Monday and decided to pick it up. The 36-year-old could be seen holding the snake and even wrapping it around his neck in photographs provided to KTLA by his mother. At some point after the photos were taken, the rattlesnake attacked […]

  • Sean O’Farrell is shown in a photo released by Rancho Cucamonga police on Aug. 20, 2015.

    Man Booked for Soliciting Sex From Boy in Library, Arrested Days Later for Possession of Child Porn

    Less than a week after being arrested in Rancho Cucamonga for allegedly offering to pay a boy for a sex in a public library, a 40-year-old San Diego County man was arrested Wednesday for possessing child porn. Sean O’Farrell was arrested at the Rancho Cucamonga Library on Aug. 20 after allegedly soliciting a 15-year-old boy for a sexual favor in the bathroom of the Archibald Library, at 7368 Archibald Ave. O’Farrell asked the boy his age and some “sexual question” […]